The atmosphere as a whole seems better without Kate. I heard on Showbiz Tonight (the only gossip crap I watch) that she posted a blog begging for help with her kids because she's reached her breaking point. As the host and guests pointed out, don't waste your time posting a blog, seeking fame, and why was it perfectly fine when you were doing the coast to coast thing for the show. I'm sure ET is looking for a ratings boost. A "source" told another website that the ratings plummetted 17% two weeks after Kate left. From what I was seeing, the ratings didn't get impacted that much and are steady where they normally are. I wonder if she'll be doing this every season. I can't imagine wanting her, thinking she's an expert, interviewing me and giving her take. But again, it's not a huge honor of a gig.
I wonder why Tom felt the need to bring up that everyone's been top of the fan votes this season.